North Park University School of Business and Nonprofit Management

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The goal of North Park University’s School of Business and Nonprofit Management is to prepare business students to become industry influencers who make values-focused decisions. The business school focuses on utilizing an interdisciplinary curriculum within a flexible format that intentionally celebrates the diversity of both people and ideas. The university has been providing business education to students since its founding over 125 years ago. North Park and all of the programs housed within the School of Business and Nonprofit Management are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The HLC is the regional accrediting body in the Midwest.


The School of Business and Nonprofit Management delivers undergraduate and graduate degrees offered both in the classroom and online. Students may also wish to pursue a certificate program through the business school. Majors and specializations offered at the business school include Business, Economics, Accounting, Advertising, Management, Marketing, Certified Nonprofit Professional Credential, Nonprofit Management, and Sport Management. With its long history of providing business education, North Park makes it a priority to help set up students for success.

Student Life

Students of business at North Park University have access to the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management. The purpose of the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University is to aid in the performance and effectiveness of students and organizations in the nonprofit sector through service, education, and resources. The center’s vision is to help construct vibrant communities in Chicago and beyond by strengthening nonprofit leadership. Some programs hosted by the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management include a BootCamp for New Nonprofit CEOs, professional development workshops, conferences, and custom training.

Online Programs

The School of Business and Nonprofit Management at NPU equips both undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of online options for a successful career in business leadership. The school lists five graduate degree programs and nine high-quality certificate programs that can be pursued 100% online. The business school celebrates choice and flexibility as North Park students may choose to take courses in the classroom through face-to-face learning or in the convenience of their own homes through online learning. The most crucial factor stressed by the business school is that students find a format that works for them. Whether the in-class courses are the easiest to fit into a working professional’s life, or one prefers the online delivery format, course designers realize working professional students require flexible options throughout their educational experiences.

The online courses and degree programs available at the school combine the personal engagement and academic quality of a North Park education with a convenient, easily accessed online delivery. Students will engage in assignments, discussions, and group projects through web-based modules. All distance learners need is a dependable internet connection.

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